Chevy starts selling 2020 Corvette C8 convertible

Chevy starts selling 2020 Corvette C8 convertible

August 20, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The sporty Chevy Corvette convertible arrives at the automaker’s showrooms after a long delay due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The production of this version of the model started earlier this month.

Earlier this month, overseas publication CorvetteBlogger.com reported that series production of the Corvette Convertible (convertible) began on August 3. The publication mentioned that production will be quite slow, and the first batch of convertibles will likely be produced for quality control before being sent to dealers.

There is a new video on YouTube showing at least one example of a sporty Corvette with an open roof that is painted blue. The car arrived at the Chevrolet dealership in Maryland (USA). There was a SOLD OUT sign on the dashboard. This car is not the only one – there are several more Corvettes on the truck, however it is impossible to see if any of them are also convertibles.

When Chevy unveiled the Chevy Corvette C8 convertible last September, rumors suggested that production would begin in February 2021.

However, a US auto industry union strike in the same month thwarted the automaker’s plans. Then, in March, much of the auto industry ceased almost all of its activity due to the growing coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 did not end production of the convertible Corvette, but the assembly line was shut down until May.

Six hydraulic motors move the Corvette Convertible C8’s hard top up and down – recommended for roof handling at speeds up to 50 km / h. Foldable upwards does not take up space in the cargo compartment. The convertible is equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 that develops 490 or 495 horsepower (630 or 637 Nm). The convertible version costs 7,500 dollars. more expensive than the coupe version of the model.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the trunk of the Chevy Corvette 2020 can spontaneously open while driving. Several complaints were sent to the American brand about spontaneous opening of the trunk while driving. At the moment, there have been no comments from the automaker.